Henderson County Resources

AgencyPhone NumberWeb SiteDescription
As of 01/31/2022
GENERAL ASSISTANCE
211 Texas Referral Hotline211http://www.211Texas.orgEnter a zip code and find local resources for housing, employment, food, veterans, crisis/emergency, income/expenses, legal aid/victims, criminal justice, aging/disability, health/medical, mental health, and child care/education
Adult Probation903-567-4066http://www.vanzandtcounty.org
Arrow Child and Family Ministries877-922-7769http://www.arrow.org/texas/Providing Tools and Training for children who have experienced trauma. The child must be between 3-18 and be enrolled in the Texas Medicaid program or Superior HealthPlan. Referral needed.
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888 http://www.assurancewireless.com/Public/Welcome.aspxFree phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons
Attorney General's Office800-252-8014https://childsupport.oag.state.tx.us/wps/portal/csiChild Support Division
Aunt Berthahttps://www.auntbertha.com/An amazing website that has a HUGE amount of resources determined by zip code.
Avoice (Texas Legal Services Center) 888-343-4414http://www.tlsc.orgDedicated to providing statewide free legal services to crime victims through legal advocacy and training.
CDC Info800-232-4636https://www.cdc.gov/Various disease information
Crime Victims Legal Hotline800-622-2520 or 512-477-3950Legal counsel for military (including spouses and dependants); 60+ years old; Medicare
Crime Victims Services Unit903-385-4737http://www.crmtx.orgProvides crisis intervention to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice process. Services are provided free of charge to primary and secondary victims throughout the East Texas Area.
Dating/Family Violence Legal Hotline800-374-HOPE
East Texas Crisis Center903-630-7094https://www.autismconnect.com/directory/east-texas-autism-network-in-usa-22935-directory24 hour hotlilne
Health and Human Services903-567-4147 or 903-675-4914 or 903-675-5631 (age 40+)https://hhs.texas.gov/Medicaid for families and children; long-term care for people who are older or who have disabilities; SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance for families; behavioral health services; services to keep elderly or disabled in their homes and communities; women and other services with special health needs.
Henderson County Community Services903-567-3150 or 800-831-9929http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/henderson_county_assistance_pr.htmlAssistance with poverty level utilities. By appointment only.
Henderson County Jail903-677-6323http://www.henderson-county.com/departments/sherrif
LGBTQ817-689-7951http://www.lgbtqsaves.org/LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S workes to provide LGBTQ students and their families with resources related to LGBTQ issues and with safe spaces for social and personal development.
Lone Star Legal Aid903-595-4781 or 800-248-0048http://www.lonestarlegal.org/Tyler.plLegal help in a wide variety of areas.
Medicaid Hotline800-252-8263http://www.YourTexasBenefits.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233http://www.thehotline.org/
National Runaway Hotline800-786-2929http://www.1800runaway.org/
National Suicide Prevention Hotline800-273-8255http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/#
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline866-331-9474http://www.loveisrespect.orgLive chat available
Partnership to end Addiction 800-788-2800http://www.drugfree.org/resources/Mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction
PFLAG903-372-9524https://www.pflag.org/LGBT Support Group
Poison Control800-222-1222http://webpoisoncontrol.org/?gclid=CjwKEAjw19vABRCY2YmkpO2OzTsSJAAzEt8s_AM1ssD6g9F9WlPV2xguJZSTg03BqAZvSQBK2qz8xhoCawXw_wcB
Qlink855-754-6543https://qlinkwireless.com/Q Link Wireless provides a free cell phone with free monthly minutes to eligible Lifeline subscribers. You may qualify for Lifeline through Q Link Wireless if you participate in a government benefit program like Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), SSI, or Welfare.
Reentry Resource Guidehttp://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/rid/RID_Reentry_Resource_Guide.pdfComprehensive reentry resource guide of all 254 Texas counties.
Sexual Assault Legal Hotline888-296-SAFE
Social Security800-772-1213https://www.ssa.gov/
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.903-212-7855https://www.specialhealth.org/Provides affordable, comprehensive health care for your entire family. Our services include adult and pediatric primary care, adult and pediatric dental care, women’s health, immunizations and vaccinations, STD and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment, as well as mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the LBGTQ community, parents and adolescents and opioid use.
Teen Justice InitiativeTexas Advocacy Project800-374-4673http://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/Works to prevent teen dating violence through outreach and legal education and by providing free and confidential legal advice to survivors of dating violence in Texas and legal representation to minors seeking protective orders.
Texas Abuse Hotline for Family Protective Services800-252-5400https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspxChild and Adult Abuse
Texas Relay711 or 800-735-2988https://www.puc.texas.gov/relaytexas/Overview.aspxInterpretation services for the deaf
Texas Workforce Commission800-939-6631https://www.twc.texas.gov/Unemployment services
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS)903-675-9900http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/Assist people with disabilities find jobs or continue to work.
Texas Youth Hotline800-989-6884 or 512-872-5777 (text) or 800-210-2278https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/youth-helpline/Texting available at 512-872-5777
TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services903-567-7357http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adult_Protection/Adult protective services
WIC800-942-3678https://texaswic.org/Women, Infants and Children's Program
COUNSELING
Andrews Center903-597-1351http://www.andrewscenter.com/
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/Help the insured and underinsured with medical, dental and behavioral health.
East Texas Crisis Center 903-509-2526https://etcc.org/To provide safety, shelter and education to victims of family violence.
East Texas Psychological Services903-675-9570https://www.etpsathens.com/
Grace Works - Tyler903-533-1817http://www.gabc.org/ministries/graceworksMinistry of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)800-950-6264http://www.nami.org/
Networks903-675-8541http://www.andrewscenter.com/services-programs/networks-star.phpAt risk youth and their families
PTSD Treatment - Tyler(24 hour) 800-566-0088 (Tyler)903-877-7168https://uthealtheasttexasdoctors.com/services/psychiatry-and-psychology
Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?search=75765Find Local Psychologist
Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler903-593-9141http://www.scctyler.org/Wide variety of counceling services
HOUSING
Athens Housing Authority903-675-1898
Fairview Apartments - Athens903-677-2277http://www.oaksoffairview.com/Income adjusted housing
Mabank Housing Authority903-887-4220
Malakoff Housing Authority903-489-1517https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-authority/Texas/Housing-Authority-of-Mabank/TX212The current waitlist is 1.5 to 2 years long.
Trinidad Housing Authority903-778-2584https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-authority/Texas/Trinidad-Housing-Authority/TX237
USDA - Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentalshttps://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_state.jspRentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
West Hylands Apartments - Athens903-675-1483https://www.apartments.com/west-hylands-apartments-athens-tx/w0hw6ll/Income adjusted housing
EMERGENCY HOUSING
Austin Street Center - Dallas214-428-4242http://www.austinstreet.org/Women’s intake: 2:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday; Men's intake 4:00 p.m. everyday; must have state or government ID; allowed 2 bag of 25# each.
East Texas Crisis Center903-595-5591 or 800-333-0358https://etcc.org/24 hour hotlilne
Family Peace Project - Athens903-677-9177Domestic violence and sexual assault
Highway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview903-759-9875http://www.hiway80rm.org/No admissions for arson or sexual charges
House of Refuge - Corsicana903-874-3421https://www.womenshelters.org/det/house_of_refuge_corsicana_75110Christian based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families. Will not take people on disability.
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400http://www.journeyhome.org/Men and women. Case management and special program for veterans. They take felons and sex offenders. Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County's Homeless Clinic- located in Fort Worth
Salvation Army - Tyler903-592-4361http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/tyler/
Samaritan Inn - McKinney972-542-5302https://www.saminn.org/
The Farm903-216-4400Work for temporary room and board. Working farm.
Union Gospel Mission-Dallas817-339-2553https://www.ugm-tc.org/Men, women and families. Well funded with nice facilities and lots of structure to their program. Excellent family program and on-site pre-school, cooperative programs with Tarrant County College's Visions Program for homeless individuals seeking a college education. Huge warehouse of clothing, furniture, etc. No sex offenders accepted.
Women House of Hope - Longview903-295-0904http://ahopeforwomen.org/Females with a wide variety of needs.
Women in Need - Greenville903-455-4612https://www.wintexas.org/Domestic violence only
SKILLS TRAINING
Arbor Place Baptist Mission - Ben Wheeler903-963-1573https://www.kjvchurches.com/churches/united-states/texas/ben-wheeler/arbor-place-baptist-church-ben-wheeler-tx/Veterans only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills
MEDICAL
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/
Disciples Clinic of Athens903-677-3604http://www.disciplesclinic.org/Live and work in Henderson County; work at least 20 hours a week; have no insurance; be between 19 and 64; total income less than 200% of poverty level; pay minimal co-pay based upon your income.
ETMC Rural Health Clinic903-676-5580http://www.etmc.org/
Family Circle of Care903-535-9041https://www.tylercircleofcare.org/
Health Resources of Texas903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355https://www.texashealth.org/
Henderson County Indigent Health903-677-6372http://www.dshs.texas.gov/cihcp/CIHCP-Client-Page/Indigent Health-emergency medical assistance. Must have been denied for Social Security income. No service for mental health treatment or medication.
Hope Cottage - Dallas214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460http://hopecottage.org/Pregnancy and adoption center
Hope Pregnancy Center903-567-6000http://www.hopecanton.com/Accept patients from all counties
Indigent Health Care903-567-1023https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/county-indigent-health-care-program
Kaufman Community Health Center972-750-3177https://www.freeclinics.com/det/tx_Kaufman_Community_Health_CtrReduced fee clinic. In Kaufman but serves Henderson County.
Planned Parenthood - Tyler903-581-8277 or 800-230-PLANhttp://www.ppgreatertx.org
Quick Care Medical903-264-2273https://www.quickvisiturgentcare.com/Kilgore, Jacksonville, Carthage and Henderson
Special Health Resources903-234-8808http://www.specialhealth.org/Work with patients with HIV/STDs Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care.
Texas Department of State Health Services903-675-7742https://www.dshs.texas.gov/
DENTAL
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/
Special Health Resources903-234-8808http://www.specialhealth.org/Pediatric and adult dental care.
Tyler Jr. College800-687-5680https://www.tjc.edu/Low cost dental procedures.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Needy Meds800-503-6897http://www.needymeds.org/Site will inform you if medications are PAP
QOL Pharmacy903-595-3100http://www.genoa-qol.com/
RX Assistance877-537-5537http://rxassist.org/
Together RX Access800-444-4106http://www.togetherrxacces.com/
ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT
AA800-262-4944http://www.aa.org/
Call To Recovery903-360-2613 (Dan)Prefers voicemail
East Texas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ETCADA)800-441-8639http://www.etcada.com/
ETMC Behavioral Health (BHC)903-566-0088http://www.etmc.org/location/etmc-behavioral-health-center-in-tyler/
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview/Tyler903-363-9265http://www.hiway80rm.org/Also has inpatient recovery program. Contact Errin Dixon
Homeward Bound - Dallas214-941-3500http://www.homewardboundinc.org/Men and women
House of Isaiah - Mabank903-887-1373https://www.houseofisaiah.net/Men only
Iron House - Eustace903-425-2061Men only; no sex offenders; no violent crimes; must be able to self-pay; 12 step recovery program; GED assistance; minimum stay commitment required.
Lila Lane Outreach Ministries903-292-1766https://lilalaneoutreach.com/Men only. No sex offenders, assault on child, family or disabled; no one on monitor. Particular as to what psych meds they are on. Will assist residents with job placement.
Morgan's Mercy Mansion - Winnsboro903-342-3862http://www.mmmrehab.com/Women only
NA818-773-9999 x771https://www.na.org/
NA - Athens903-432-2405 or 888-629-6757607 N. Prairieville St, Athens - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM or 130 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel (the white building behind the church) - Mon, Wed, Fri 8PM and Saturday 7PM
Nexus Recovery Center214-321-0156http://www.nexusrecovery.org/Women only
Recovery Peoplehttps://recoverypeople.org/A peer and family led nonprofit that supports people in recovery from substance use issues and related mental health. Our scope of work includes connecting people, communities and resources, building the capacity of recovery workforce and support services, and shaping recovery policy and program development. Programs include an incubator, academy, certification programs, consulting, technical assistance and advocacy.
Mosaic Counceling Center of Tyler903-593-9141http://www.scctyler.org/Counsleing services accepts some insurances
Oxford House - Tyler903-630-6377http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/Housing for recovering alcohol and drug dependency. Non-refundable up-front fee $100-$200; weekly expense $75-$150; all bills paid plus house supplies; does not include food. Have to either completed residential treatment; clinical detox or have stable recovery, free from withdrawals.
Son Shine Lighthouse903-895-4577http://www.sonshinelighthouse.org/Women and women with children only. Faith based program designed to assist with addicition recovery programs, life skills, parenting, job readiness, GED study if needed and social skills.
Soul's Harbor903-286-1940http://www.soulsharbordallas.org/6 month program, 50% indigent beds. Residents are given work to do while there.
StepOne Service- Ut Health North Campus903-213-3893Inpatient detox- medicaid, medicare, and most insurance plans
The Beginning - Tyler903-581-9472https://communityhealthcore.com/service-cat/substance-use/Accepts individuals from all counties.
Turtle Creek Manor - Dallas214-871-2483https://www.tcrecovery.org/homeMen and women
Twelve Way Foundation903-935-4115http://twelveway.org/Faith based, non-profit orgaization located in Marshall, TX providing residential, Christ centered recovery support service for men seeking continued help with addiction to alcohol and drugs.
TRANSPORTATION
Medical Transport877-633-8747https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-and-chip/programs/texas-medicaid-and-chip-medical-transportation-program
Go Bus800-590-3371http://www.etcog.org/234/GoBus.htmMonday thru Friday. $2.00 one way; $4.00 round trip to Andrews Center clinic. Veterans free.
FOOD SERVICES/BANKS
Meals on Wheels903-675-8577http://www.mowmet.org/60 years of age or older
Christian Life Center - Gun Barrel City903-887-5429https://christianlifecenter.tv/ministries/food-pantry/Tues and Thurs 9:00 - 1:00
East Texas Food Bank903-597-3663 http://easttexasfoodbank.orgComprehensive listing of Henderson County food pantries
Eastern Hills Church of Christ - Athens903-677-5550http://www.easternhillsathens.com/Tuesdays 8:00 - 12:00 and 4:00 - 6:00; Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00
Family Resources - Gun Barrell City903-887-4711Screen for Care & Share; residents must live in Gun Barrell City or Payne Springs. Residential documentation needed for all services.
First Baptist Church - Eustace903-425-2261http://fbceustace.net/Last Tues each month 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Food Pantry903-677-1600M-F 8:30 - 12:00; closed holidays and school bad weather days
Mom's Meals877-508-6667http://www.momsmeals.com/
Rock Hill Baptist Church - Brownsboro903-852-6711http://www.rockhillbc.com/Every 3rd Saturday 8:30 - 12:00
UTILITIES
Greater East TX Community Action Program936-720-7474http://www.get-cap.orgHelp with cooling and heating bills.
Family Resources - Gun Barrel City903-887-4711TXU utilities only
Henderson County Help Center903-675-4357https://www.thehelpcenter.org/Electric, gas, water; once every 6 months for a total of 3 times
Lifeline866-454-8387https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumersPhone bill assistance
Public Utilities Commission888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120https://www.puc.texas.gov/consumer/lowincome/assistance.aspx
CLOTHES/FURNITURE
American Red Cross903-675-2301
Family Resources - Gun Barrell City903-887-4711Clothing for inmates released from jail or residents whose homes burn down. Residential documentation needed for all services.
Goodwill903-675-7288http://goodwilleasttexas.com/
Salvation Army 903-675-3160The Athens Service Unit of Henderson County provides services to residents of Henderson county such as disaster support, emergency financial assistance, backpack program and more.
HOME REPAIRS
Labor of Love903-675-5683http://hendersoncountytexasnow.com/labor-love-brochure-application/Henderson county only
VETERANS SERVICES
Cohen Veterans Network (CVN)833-286-8387 or 800-273-8255https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/ Mental health care, at no or low cost to more than 350,000 post 9/11 Texas veterans
Henderson County903-675-6109http://www.henderson-county.com/departments/veterans-services
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400http://www.journeyhome.org/Men and women. Case management and special program for veterans. They take felons and sex offenders. Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County's Homeless Clinic
US Department of Veterans Affairs800-827-1000https://www.va.gov/
Veterans Re-Entry Search Serviceshttps://vrss.va.gov/
Veterans Suicide Hotline800-273-8255https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
GRIEF SUPPORT
Eastern Hills Church of Christ - Athens903-675-3975http://www.easternhillsathens.com/
Hospice of East Texas903-266-3400 or 800-777-9860https://www.hospiceofeasttexas.org/Offer a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children. Best to check website for calendar of events listing.
Living for the Brand903-675-9177http://www.lftbcowboychurch.com/Grief support.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Children with Special Needs903-675-9107Works with children on medicaid and connects them with needed services
CHIP (children's insurance)211https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home
Day Care Info800-862-5252http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Directory of licensed day care centers
Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/child-care-services/
The Gabriel Project888-300-5112Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services
ADULT EDUCATION
GED - TVCC903-675-6398
National Literacy Directory877-389-6874http://www.nationalliteracydirectory.org/Learn to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.
TVCC Classes903-675-6200
JOB ASSISTANCE
Express Personnel Services903-592-9999https://www.expresspros.com/TylerTX/Will help place felons.
Texas Workforce903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/
Felon Hirehttps://www.felonhire.com/.
PRIVATE PSYCH HOSPITALS
BHC800-566-0088http://www.etmc.org/
Glen Oaks800-443-1109http://www.glenoakshospital.com/Animal Assisted Therapy used.
Palestine Regional903-731-1000http://www.palestineregional.com/
ASSISTING LIVING
Oakwood (Athens, TX)903-675-2002http://www.oakwoodplace.com/Needs pay source
LOW INCOME HOUSING